Closure of the strategic project

The relevance of the demographic challenge for Europe and its regions has been underlined for several years now, even if less attention has been devoted to long-term challenges for territorial development related to demographic change. More>>

MMWD National Conference in Crete

Migration can be a factor for economic growth provided that social integration and access to employment will be guaranteed for migrants. Migrants are not α cheap labor force but cultural communities that give perspective on development and economic bridges between countries and regions. More>>

MMWD Second Roundtable on Transnational Dialogue and Cooperation in South East Europe

More than 60 representatives from national and local authorities, research institutes and social organizations participated, on June 12th and 13th in Belgrade, in the Second Roundtable of the MMWD Project. More>>

2nd Institutional Visit for the capitalization of achievements among administrations

The City of Vienna has organized the 2nd Institutional Visit for the capitalization of achievements among the administrations involved in the project "MMWD". The event took place in 9th May 2014, host by the Municipal Department 18 – Urban Development and Planning. More>>

Positive start-up for the MMWD Project Transnational Consultations

The First stage of the Transnational Consultations within the MMWD Project Partners was successfully held in Trieste 27-28 March 2014. Fifty attendees including representatives and stakeholders chosen by the Partner institutions, participated in the discussions with a view to identifying a number of areas for transnational cooperation on migration management. More>>


About the Project

MMWD is designed in the realm of the Europe 2020 Strategy to support regional strategy-making for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Its key assumption is that policy-makers dealing with territorial development are in need of a future-oriented and integrated vision of development, that would help identify key regional and local challenges and translate the targets and objectives of Europe 2020 into territorial policy priorities. To help build such vision MMWD offers a sound and regionalized knowledge base, scenarios with a 2020 horizon that depict the implications of today’s demographic change in local development terms, institutional capacity sessions and roundtables for transnational policy dialogue and cooperation on migration management.

The scale of MMWD are SEE regions and cities. Local and regional authorities are at the forefront in facing the interrelated effects of demographic, economic and societal changes occurring on their territories. They are confronted with the need to actively intervene on such processes, and regain their full planning and strategic capacity to the benefit of all citizens.
Specifically, MMWD focuses on three inter-related policy realms:
  • Employment
  • Human capital and education
  • Social services

MMWD is a strategic project co-funded by the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).

Priority Axis No.4: Development of transnational synergies for sustainable growth areas
Area of Intervention 4.2: Promote a balanced pattern of attractive and accessible growth areas
Duration: 30 months (May 2012-October 2014)
Budget: 3.680.826 €
Project code: SEE/C/0007/4.2/X

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Specific Objectives

  • To improve the analysis and harmonization of the knowledge base on demographic trends and their implications for the prospects of growth and well-being of SEE regions and cities.

  • To construct solid demographic forecasts and scenarios to 2020, concerning territorial development trends related to demographic change.

  • To strengthen local capacity to undertake evidence-based strategic planning, with migration recognized as a relevant feature for sustainable growth policies.

  • To promote and facilitate transnational dialogue among countries and territories that are affected by current demographic trends, with a view to identify comparative advantages in transnational cooperation and promote a more effective regulation of migration flows.

  • To disseminate the outputs of the vision-building process of MMWD to an audience of policy makers, practitioners, experts and local communities.

 




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The Partnership

MMWD partners are public administrations at all levels competent for development strategies, supported by technical partners (statistical offices, universities and research centres, development agencies), in Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova and Serbia. The International Organization for Migration participates as an observer.


The ultimate goal of MMWD is to enhance the capacity of public administrations to anticipate, understand and strategically address the implications of current demographic change for the sustainable growth of SEE regions and cities, with a focus on migration-related change and its effects on human capital and labor markets.

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Outputs 

  • Reference methodologies for population projections and policy scenarios that take into account migrants and migration movements.
  • A SEE Knowledge Platform accessible at: www.migration4growth.eu.
  • Action Plans for Knowledge Sharing across SEE.
  • A capacity-building pack on the construction of policy scenarios for territorial strategy-making.
  • Strategic documents or policy frameworks that make use of MMWD’s work.
  • A SEE Platform for Transnational Policy Dialogue and Cooperation on migration management.

 


News at Glance

Presentation of "Abruzzo in the draft immigration and demographic scenarios"
12-11-2014
The Regional Councilor Marinella Sclocco, further to the announcement (see here) made at the delivery of the book "The Abruzzo in the project immigration and demographic scenarios", held a conference during which evidence was put on relevant demographic scenarios in Abruzzo. More>>
Regione Abruzzo held a press conference on the occasion of the closure of MMWD project
31-10-2014
The Regional Councilor of Social Policies, Marinella Sclocco, held in the Blue Room of Viale Bovio in Pescara, a press conference to present the results of MMWD activities funded under the SEE Programme. More>>
Closure of the strategic project
2-10-2014
The relevance of the demographic challenge for Europe and its regions has been underlined for several years now, even if less attention has been devoted to long-term challenges for territorial development related to demographic change. More>>
MMWD Regional Dissemination Event
23-09-2014
The Abruzzo Region has organized a meeting with the representatives of the local associations to present the aims and results of the project MMWD (Making Migration Work for Development), as well as the research findings on the statistical data on the presence of foreign nationals in the region. More>>
Third Meeting of the MMWD Transnational Consultations
22-09-2014
The final stage of MMWD Regional Consultations in South East Europe took place in Trieste (Italy) on 18-19 September 2014. More>>
MMWD Seminar - Demographic change impact towards the implementing of the objectives of Europe 2020
11-07-2014
The project MMWD, during a seminar held at the Brussels Office of the Emilia-Romagna Region, has presented the preliminary results on the possible developments of the demographic changes impact in South East Europe regions to 2020. More>>
MMWD National Conference in Crete
4-07-2014
Migration can be a factor for economic growth provided that social integration and access to employment will be guaranteed for migrants. Migrants are not α cheap labor force but cultural communities that give perspective on development and economic bridges between countries and regions. More>>
Migration Management at the local level
23-06-2014
The "MMWD" project will be among the major participants of the Joint Working Group Meeting to prepare the 3rd Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Danube Area (Vienna, 26 & 27 June 2014). The Working Group will discuss the importance of migration as a driver of local development in preparation for the Third Annual Forum on Strategy of the Danube macro-region. More>>
Regional Dissemination Event on the Project MMWD
18-06-2014
The Regional Economic Development Agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje organised a regional dissemination event on the occasion of promotion of MMWD project results, on 12 June 2014, in the hotel Moskva in Belgrade. More>>
MMWD Second Roundtable on Transnational Dialogue and Cooperation in South East Europe
14-06-2014
More than 60 representatives from national and local authorities, research institutes and social organizations participated, on June 12th and 13th in Belgrade, in the Second Roundtable of the MMWD Project. More>>
MMWD National Conference in Bulgaria
29-05-2014
The Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy is organizing a national conference on the project MMWD "Making Migration Work for Development - Policy tools for strategic planning in SEE regions and cities" on Terms of Reference "Managing Demographic Change in SEE". More>>
2nd Institutional Visit for the capitalization of achievements among administrations
9-05-2014
The City of Vienna has organized the 2nd Institutional Visit for the capitalization of achievements among the administrations involved in the project "MMWD". The event took place in 9th May 2014, host by the Municipal Department 18 – Urban Development and Planning. More>>
The MMWD in a SEE Migration Roundtable
8-05-2014
The Region of Emilia Romagna (Italy), as lead partner of "MMWD", participated in the SEE Migration Roundtable, entitled "Data system reform for Managing Migration Effects in South-East Europe". The Roundtable was organized by the University of Trento under the strategic project "SEEMIG".. More>>
Conclusion of the 1st Institutional Visit for the capitalization of MMWD achievements
12-04-2014
Conclusion of the 1st Institutional Visit for the capitalization of "MMWD" achievements and the 5th Steering and Scientific Committee Meetings. From 9th to 11th of April, the Region of Crete (Greece) hosted two important events of "MMWD".. More>>
5th Steering and Scientific Committee Meetings
5-04-2014
The Region of Crete (Greece) hosts the 5th Steering and Scientific Committee Meetings of the SEE strategic project "Making Migration Work for Development - MMWD", on 10th and 11th of April 2014. More>>
MMWD local dissemination event
2-04-2014
On April 1st the City of Vienna hosted a presentation of the MMWD project for local stakeholders. This occasion not only constituted an opportunity to familiarize local experts with the vision and aim of MMWD, but also to show and discuss the outputs of the scenario building process. More>>
1st Institutional Visit for the capitalization of achievements
2-04-2014
1st Institutional Visit for the capitalization of achievements among the administrations involved in the project "MMWD". The Region of Crete hosts the 1st Institutional Visit for the capitalization of achievements among the administrations involved in the project "MMWD". More>>
Positive start-up for the MMWD Project Transnational Consultations
31-03-2014
The First stage of the Transnational Consultations within the MMWD Project Partners was successfully held in Trieste 27-28 March 2014. Fifty attendees including representatives and stakeholders chosen by the Partner institutions, participated in the discussions with a view to identifying a number of areas for transnational cooperation on migration management. More>>
Meeting with the Serbian Community of Trieste
27-03-2014
riuli Venezia Giulia Region participated in the meeting "Serbia: dal cuore dei Balcani" organized as part of the "INCONTRO" initiative, sponsored by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies with a view to improving knowledge of the main migrant communities in Italy. More>>
MMWD Regional dissemination event in Austria
20-03-2014
The City of Vienna, in cooperation with the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, hosts a regional dissemination event to present policy scenarios that anticipate the prospective effects of current demographic trends for the City of Vienna on different policy sectors, labour market, human capital and social affairs. More>>
1st Regional Consultation for transnational synergies and cooperation in South East Europe
18-03-2014
The strategic project "MMWD-Making Migration Work for Development", funded under the SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme, organises the 1st Regional Consultation for transnational synergies and Cooperation in the SEE area. The event will be hosted in Trieste (Italy) on 27 & 28 March by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region. More>>
Preparation of MMWD capacity-building courses: The experience of SASS
10-03-2014
International migration is a very complex phenomenon. It requires systematic studies carried out by specialized experts and long-term policies designed and implemented by well prepared individuals, groups and institutions. More>>
Knowledge Exchange Day in Salzburg
10-02-2014
During three days – from 5 to 7 February 2014 – the team of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) had the pleasure to welcome representatives of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, namely Mirjana Popovic and Jelena Denic, and the Regional Economic Development Agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje, namely Branimir Dženopoljac and Dubravka Nikolić. More>>
MMWD National Conference in Romania
1-11-2013
The Romanian Ministry of Regional and Development and Public Administration holds a National Conference in the context of the project MMWD-Making Migration Work for Development, under the co-financing of the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme. More>>
4th Steering and Scientific Committee Meetings
31-10-2013
The SEE strategic project MMWD-Making Migration Work for Development will hold its 4th Steering and Scientific Committee Meetings in Buchareston 6th and 7th of November 2013, host by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration of Romania. More>>
MMWD experts meeting Bologna, 19-20 September 2013
21-09-2013
An expert meeting was held on September 19th and 20th, 2013 in Bologna, Italy, in the context of the Working Package 4: "Constructing population projections and policy scenarios depicting national and regional/local trends concerning human capital, labour markets, and social needs". More>>
2nd SEE Capitalization Meeting
14-09-2013
2nd SEE Capitalization Meeting ''INCLUSIVE SEE: Capitalising experiences for inclusive growth and job creation inthe Southeast Europe area 2014+" The SEE Capitalisation process, launched in Bucharest last June 2013, during the SEE Annual Conference 2013, continues with the 2nd meeting in Split (Croatia) on September 17th, 2013. More>>
Italian event on Migration, interactions and development
28-06-2013
The Region Emiglia-Romagna holds on July 1st 2013 an event on "Migration, interactions and development". The event will take place in Viale della Fiera 8, Sala Conferenze, Bologna, with the participation of European and national policy makers. More>>
On June 19 in Bucharest, the SEE Annual Conference 2013
16-06-2013
On June 19 in Bucharest, the SEE Annual Conference 2013 "SEE Achievements in View of the New Programmes in the Area". MMWD will be present at the Program's Fair in the Exhibition Room and is a member of the Thematic Pole "Employment and Demographic Change". More>>
MMWD will participate to the international demographic conference
22-05-2013
The conference, organized by the SEEMIG project, took place in Budapest on 22 May 2013. SEEMIG is the other SEE strategic project dealing with the effects of demographic change and migration for SEE territories, with which MMWD collaborates on a regular basis (SEEMIG). More>>
MMWD kick-off meetings
23-04-2013
First kick-off meetings for Making Migration Work for Development in Sofia, Trieste and Salzburg. More>>
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Contact Information

  • Contact: Mrs. Anna Lucia Colleo
  • E-mail: contact[at]migration4growth.eu
  • Telephone: +39 349 1863903
  • Address: Regional Government of Emilia-Romagna, Viale Aldo Moro 52, 40127 Bologna, Italy

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